About FASM

Founded in 1995, the Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum (FASM) is a grassroots group of volunteers focused on raising funds and providing labor to restore the interior and exterior of the Museum building. The Museum displays Shaker items and is available as an educational facility and community center. When the library is finished, it will house a collection of print and media resources on the Shakers that will be available to scholars and researchers.

The Museum holds various functions to encourage the public to share in the growing development of the building.

Our “Welcome” Policy

Alfred Shaker Museum holds a series of public events each year that are free to the public. No admission is charged to visit the museum, or to attend most of the museum’s public events.

As a young museum, though, we need help to renovate and maintain our building, build our collections, and sponsor such events. So donations are gratefully accepted and we rely on many talented volunteers to help us reach our goals. We also are trying to grow our endowment fund, which aims for $100,000 to support operations of the museum.

The Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum are grateful to a number of foundations in Maine which have supported our efforts over years. Our thanks go to:

  • the Davis Family Foundation
  • Narragansett Number One Foundation
  • Kennebunk Savings Bank Foundation
  • the Maine Arts Commission
  • Maine Humanities Council

We appreciate their roles in preserving, protecting, and enhancing Maine’s cultural life.

To all, a hearty thank you.


FASM meets on the second Wednesday of each month (April-November) at 7 PM at the Museum. Meetings are open to the public (unless otherwise specified).

In addition, FASM publishes a newsletter, the Shaker Hill Courier, for its members.

To join FASM or to volunteer, see our Become A Friend page.

2017 FASM Meeting Calendar

April 12 FASM Monthly Meeting
May 10 FASM Monthly Meeting
June 12 FASM Monthly meeting
June 14 FASM Annual Meeting (banquet & speaker)
August 9 FASM Monthly Meeting
September 13 FASM Monthly Meeting
October 11 FASM Monthly Meeting
November 8 FASM Monthly Meeting
December 13 FASM Christmas Gathering (dinner & Yankee Swap)

Officers and Committees

President — Barbara Carlson

Treasurer — Earl Morrison

Museum Curator — Linda Aaskov

Librarian & Archivist: Marjorie Anderson

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to historically restore, preserve, and maintain the building constructed as the Alfred Shaker Wood, Lumber Storage, and Carriage House and its surroundings for the purpose of establishing a museum in which to exhibit Shaker articles, offer educational opportunities and collect and conserve Shaker materials.

Addresses and Phone Numbers

Street Address: 118 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred, ME 04002

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 873, Alfred, ME 04002

Phone: 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650

Email: info@alfredshakermuseum.org

Museum Hours:

Museum Hours: 1 PM – 4 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and by appointment.

Closed for the season. See you in the spring!

Admission: Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

We are dog-friendly. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome in our building.

Become a Friend of the Alfred Shaker Museum!

FASM meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Alfred Shaker Museum. The public is invited to our meetings (unless announced otherwise).

We welcome new members! To join FASM, see our Become a Friend page.

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